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Students from the Mount Vernon High School Visit Concordia College

students 36 students from The Mount Vernon High School in grades 10 through 12 visited Concordia College on Tuesday, February 5. It was a unique opportunity for students to learn more about a subject they’re passionate about, health sciences; and experience an environment they soon will enter, college. 

The visit was coordinated by Arlene Torres who works at Concordia College and is Vice President of the Mont Vernon City School District Board of Education. With Torres’s oversight, the college and high school have developed a unique partnership. The high school has hosted Concordia representatives for an information session and application week, and will welcome them back for its upcoming college fair. In turn, Concordia provided a presentation and campus tour for MVHS students.

Guidance Counselor Toni-Ann Trombetta accompanied the students. She sees tremendous value in the District’s organization of college visits.

“Sometimes students don’t have the opportunity to see a college campus on their own,” said Trombetta. “Transportation and lunch were provided, and the students feel supported.”  

The students seized the opportunity to ask questions about everything from majors to tuition, dorms to application requirements.

Junior Guy Robinson is still undecided about where he’ll go to college but found the presentation and tour helpful.

“They provided a lot of information on things like their study abroad program,” Robinson said.

It was Senior Keon Murphy’s first time seeing a dorm room, and the timing of the visit couldn’t have been better. He had planned to apply to Concordia College, and now, he has all the information he needs.

“I don’t have to worry about supplying an SAT score because this school is test optional,” shared Murphy. “I really like the small classes and the focus professors here have on their students.”

 Senior Brianna Sayles is further along in the process. She’s already been accepted to Concordia College.

“I plan to major in nursing, and I’m interested in this college,” Sayles said. “I’m glad they’re doing this tour for us. There are not a lot of opportunities like this!”